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>>> glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." it's tuesday, august 27th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> united nations inspectors are pressing lead in syria even after coming under attack. they're looking into allegations about the use of chemical weapons in the syrian civil war, but they were delayed when snipers started shooting at them. the investigators set out to look into claims that last wednesday government forces used poison gas on opposition neighborhoods. but unidentified gunmen started shooting at their convoy crippling one of their vehicles. no one was hurt. the inspectors switched vehicles and continued on their way. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon launched a protest through the mission leader in syria. >> i from instructed them to reduce the strong imprint to the syrian government of opposition forces so that this will never happen. >> opposition forces say government forces killed hundreds of people in the attacks last wednesday. the inspectors visited two hospitals to collect blood samples from patients. and they're planning to vis
global exchange and has been using her life for questioning and challenging some assumptions on the policies of government her book, "drone warfare: killing by remote control." she has use as possible use of the book for other reasons you can relate to your home. this book is full first-person reporting and some of her travels are included to afghanistan and pakistan. regular sponsored research and some other sources paint a picture of where the drone use has grown to today. i would like to open with the question about what you can find when you started this and how do you characterize this piece of work? >> good afternoon, everybody. thank you. i started this work approximately 15 years ago and i wrote this book because i had been very closely watching the evolution of the u.s. response to 9/11. oh government reports of bombs are true because i remember looking at the television and watching them in thinking that this technology is amazing and frightening. frightening and awesome and all inspiring all at once. it gives us the ability to pinpoint targets with laser like preci
of the aircraft to be used by all branches of the u.s. military for a total estimated cost of $1.5 trillion. o'brien,s is steve vice president for program integration and business development. welcome to the program. let's begin with where you are at. what is the purpose of the demonstration center? guest: it is built to show the difference of the f-35. the capability provided, and the avionics as well as the range. we have simulators of the f-35. it is a way to communicate this quantam leap in ability. host: who are you demonstrating it to? who visits the fighter demonstration center? guest: we have the navy, marine corps, and the air force. we also have eight international partners. we continue to add more partners, more countries to the program. israel and japan have committed we see the airplane. another set of countries buying the program or buying the airplane in the years to come. this allows us to communicate that difference in washington, d.c., to the decision-makers on the program. host: you have visits from members of congress as well. what is the purpose for them to see the center?
the inspectors a safe passage. state tv was claiming it was the rebels using chemical weapons, the rebels are blaming the state. will the u.n. inspectors be able to get to the bottom of this? >> well, it is a pretty tough problem, dale, you are right, and that will be the focus of the inspectors as they go in there tomorrow afternoon just outside of damascus. the prevailing thought on all of this from doctors without borders who have an office here in beirut is that if a military entity like the government of syria is using chemical weapons, it will show up as the more professional usage of that product, of that item, than it would if rebels were using it and making it themselves. presumably, there is quite a difference in the way the two would be handled and that is what inspectors are looking for when they get on the ground. >> and yet no one suspects that if it were the state that were using the chemical weapons, that they wouldn't try to cover their tracks? >> well, they have been uncovering tracks all along and that is why they are trying to get the inspectors in there as quickly as
stairs. >> this is common sense. this is evidence. these are facts. >> the u.s. sets out why it thinks the syrian government's killed more than 1,400 people in a chemical weapons attack. the u.n. chemical weapons inspectors are finishing their work but won't reveal their findings until a full analysis is carried out. >> violence in egypt as people are tear gassed during protests against the military. >> i'm in london with some of the rest of today's news including a banned group providing relief to pakistan's flood victims. >> the world's biggest germ is discovered in greenland, deep beneath the ice. >> before the first time the u.s. government has laid awesome details of what it knows about the chemical attack on august 21 near the syrian capitol and blames the syrian government. u.s. secretary of state john kerry said 141,400 people were killed, including 426 children. the u.s. is considering a military strike on syria to remove chemical weapons capabilities. >> the united states government know knows at least 1,429 syrian were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children.
>> hello and welcome to "news week south asia." in this weeks episode, u.s. -- lighting indian rupee -- sliding indian rupee. government says no need for panic. and now for all the details. pakistan is already in the dark for harboring seminaries linked with terrorist organizations. ironically, rather than cracking the whip on these groups, islamabad is inclined to host them. recently, another popular seminary is also banned by the united states, but seminary refutes the charges. students and teachers at a pakistani islamic school designated as a terrorist training center by the united dates rebutted the charges and said they had not had a chance to defend themselves against the accusations. the u.s. treasury imposed sanctions on the islamic school, saying it trained recruits and facilitated funding for al qaeda, the taliban, and others accused by indian intelligence of masterminding the 2008 mumbai attacks. the sanctions include a ban on u.s. citizens having anything to do with the schools. the pakistani interior ministry and the army declined to comment , but the school princ
second term, if only he can overcome some major diplomatic hurdles. as the u.s. moved closer to military action, president obama interrupted his deliberation over syria to mark an historic milestone, the 50th anniversary of martin luter king's "i have a dream" speech. the words belonged to the ages. >> unmatched in our time. >> reporter: it was one of the only few public appearances for the president, who has little time to spend away from the white house. any decision to strike syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons is growing more complicated by the day. over at the u.n., syria's ambassador sounded the alarm and accused rebels of launching their own gas attacks. >> we are in a state of war, preparing for the worst scenario. >> accusing russia of blocking u.n. action. >> we cannot be held up in responding by russia's continued intrance jens at the united nations. >> the british may require the u.n. to present its evidence. >> it is understandable that people want to see what the u.n. inspectors say. >> reporter: a white house official sell the president is spending a lot of time
on these results. the e.u., great britain and the u.s. have all voiced their concern. john kerry says they are not credible, plus the electoral process was flawed, she says. >> the opposition leader believes it's the beginning of a period of national mourning. the electoral commission confirmed the victory that president robert mugabe had already claimed the day before. the 89-year-old's power uninterrupted and overwhelmingly won another five-year term. the party now holds a 2/3 majority in particlements. this will allow the push-ahead of constitutional changes. the movement for democratic change says his party has evidence of massive vote-rigging, urging a peaceful response to the alleged fraud. he promised to fight the results. >> they are determined to pursue peaceful, legal and diplomatic remedies to resolve this current crisis. once all remedies have been exhausted, the people of zimbabwe should be allowed great opportunity to freely, fairly elect a government of their choice. >> after the last disputed election the m.d.c. entered a power-sharing agreement. tsvangirai has ruled o
, but also providing useful information. the reason why after i became secretary, i called for the creation and then expansion of the department, if you see something, say something campaign, expanding this terrible tragedy could have been our worst. for me, the lesson is clear -- for every attack we experience, every threat we face, and every decent intelligence we come across, we learned. we assess our preparations and capabilities. we make changes. we become more flexible and -- in the actions we take and we get stronger and more nimble. the boston attack was not the only terrorist plot we confronted over the past 4.5 years. we dealt with the attempted christmas day coming aboard an airliner down for detroit. 20 10 air cargo threat as well as other plots that were effectively mitigated. some more international in scope and origin like the christmas they plot was involved a nigerian citizen who purchased ticket in ghama,. flew from legos to amsterdam and attended to ignite a bomb en route to america. from that attempted attack, we learned that relevant information possessed by u.s. custo
and the actions of the syrian forces in the administration's view. he says the use of chemicals is many question when the united states will act with force. force,say beyond any strategy is needed on syria. i want to get your reactions this morning again to the situation in syria and what the secretary of state said yesterday in what the u.s. should do and whether congress may or may not be involved as well as the international community. here are the lines on the screen. here is the front page of "the washington post" this morning. obama weighing limiting strike on syria. they say the president is wearing a strike syria that would be a limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for serious use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent while keeping the u.s. out of deeper involvement in that country possible war. this according to senior administration officials. the timing of such an attack which would probably last no more than two days and involve -- lawrence cruise missiles and involve see launch cruise is dependent on three factors. completion of an intelligence report assessi
♪ make no mistake, president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons. >> talk on chemical weapons, the u.s. edges closer to military action against syria. ♪ i'm in doho are the world news from al jazeera, also in the program signs of progress in what is a troubled relationship, hamid karzai extends visit to pakistan. thailand feels the strain as muslim refugees crowd into detention centers plus. >> i don't know what the solution is but they need to come up with one. >> reporter: back to school in chicago. but the trip to the classroom for many students is even more dangerous. ♪ military intervention in syria is a step closer. the u.s. and some european states are considering using force in response to last week's suspected gas attack. hundreds died in the incident in damascus last week. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is convinced that the regime used chemical weapons and the diplomatic editor james reports. >> reporter: these horrific pictures of the aftermath of resent attacks have after more than two years o
in syria as defense officials confirmed today it is not a matter of if but when u.s. forces will set to strike syria for crossing the red line on chemical weapons we have thomas mcinerney here with the risk and reward to put american forces this area civil war. also of major market sell-off fueled by another military commitment or a investors simply looking when running to safety? the dow jones was down nearly 200 points today. and major hassan which is his goal of the death penalty while george zimmerman looks to the state offlorida for monetary justice. we bring up both cases. we begin tonight with syria and potential u.s. military forces in chuck kaye goal is called ready to go and jay carney makes it crystal clear earlier today the president has concluded that the so-called red light on hemical weapon use has been crossed by the aside regime not the rebel fighters. >> and leaves no doubt chemical weapons were used on a massive scale on august august 21st outside of scus. there is also very little doubt, and should be no doubt, for anyone who approaches this logically, that the sy
middle east. we know the regime has used the weapons, multiple times this year and used them on a mauler scale, but still used them against its own people including not very far from last wednesday's attack has happen. we know that the regime was specifically determined to rid the damascus suburbs of the opposition and it was frustrated that it hadn't succeeded in doing so. three days before the attack chemical weapons personnel were on the ground in the area making preparations and we know that the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. we know they were specific instructions. we know where the rockets were launched from. and at what time, we know where they landed. and when. we know rockets came only from regime controlled areas and went only to opposition controlled or contested neighborhoods. and we know as does the world, that just 90 minutes later all hell broke loose in the social media with our own eyes we have seen the thousands of reports from 11 separate sites in the damascus s
, the world's top stories in the program, un inspectors visit the weapons attack near damascus as u.s. may have military actions. families detained in the anti-coup protests tell al jazeera they are concerned about their relative's safety. fresh allegations of sexual misconduct of the trial of chinese politician bo xilai and six years after somalia was free of polio the cripple disease is back. ♪ un inspectors head to the site where chemical weaponed were allegedly used last week on the out skirts of damascus and killed people and left people ill and they blame the syrian government and weighing options for military options in syria. the french foreign minister says a proportionate response to the attack will be decided in the coming days. british foreign secretary william hague said it would be responsible without the unanimous backing of the un but russia expressed deep concern over the possibility of a military intervention and president warned the u.s. to stay away saying it faces failure if it strikes. speaking to a russian newspaper, asad dismissed allegations that the regime used
says it is certain chemical weapons were used in syria, and blames the syrian government for the attack. the white house has promised an intelligence report on the attack this week. the syrian government has, again, denied the accusations. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war being beaten around us. if these countries are willing to launch an aggression or military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false. and i challenge, i dare them to produce any single piece of evidence. >>> inspectors from the un are still in syria looking for weapons. >>> one of the largest wildfires in california history has moved deeper into the yosemite national park. the rim fire covers about 280 square miles, the fire is threatening more than 4500 homes in the area. water in the nearby reservoir is still safe so far. >>> those are the headlines at that hour. "america tonight" is next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time, 8 pacific. ♪ >>> on "america tonight," building the case for action against syria, u.s. forces stand ready to go now what i
, will simply be -- >> all right, that was simon speaking to us from just outside the houses of parliament in london where members of parliament are convening in just about a half hour's time. i do apologize for that technical glitch with i'm son. >> in the united states, b. gave an interview to u.s. television. he said that he hadn't decided on whether to take military action. >> if in fact we can take limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we are saying in a clear and decisive, but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> barack obama speaking. we are joined out of washington. kimberly, looking over at what's happening in the u.k., will the potential slowdown there affect the u.s.'s decisions on syria? when can we expect obama to make a decision on what to do? >>
. >> a humanitarian groups chilling assessment of chemical weapons used in syria. a mast fast-moving erratic wildfire threat pes yosemite national park and has the city of san francisco under a state of emergency. ♪ ♪ former egyptian president hosni mubarak appearing in court today and defending his case. his case adjourned now until september 14th. he's facing a number of criminal charges stemming from the 2011 uprising in egypt. three leaders of the muslim brotherhood face similar but unrelated charges. we go to cairo for details. >> morgan, sister-in-law parallel trials today in cairo representing two opposite sides of the political spectrum in egypt. the first trial was for senior leaders of the muslim brotherhood including mohamed badie, the spiritual leader, he along with deputies are charged with inciting violence and leading to the death of a couple of protesters back in june outside of their headquarters. that trial kicked off today without the members present for security reasons and was adjourned within a couple of minutes and delayed until october. the other big trial though is the o
if the syrian government uses chemical weapons to slaughter some of their own citizens, the united states will respond. if the u.s. doesn't respond right now, doesn't he look weak? >> well, i cannot subjectively feel out what other people will feel about the united states. what authority the president of the united states, any president of the united states has to draw a red line that implies that our military is going to be placed in harm's way, i don't think there's constitutional authority to do that and feel compelled without the approval of the congress to carry forth. so rhetoric and losing lives are not nearly as important as making certain that you do the action. so looking weak is not like losing lives, and anybody who has lost people in terms of these wars or intrusions, i know that they would agree with me. >> you served in the military, and you insist that before the u.s. gets involved again in military action around the world, the united states should reinstate the draft. it doesn't look like you've got a whole lot of support for that out there, but you've been raising this i
a worldwide travel alert for all u.s. citizens. it is taking the extraordinary precaution of closing 21 embassies and consulates across the middle east and africa. what are you finding out? >> credible and serious, it goes beyond that. u.s. officials telling us this is more, more than the normal stream of chatter they get about potential attacks. they have been following a stream for months now in yemen. in the last few days it grew. it became more mature, in their words. more specificity. that has led to the state department taking the action of shutting down the embassies across the region. there is particular concern about the u.s. embassy in yemen through about next tuesday. concerns about all u.s. embassies across the region. we are coming to a series of holy day as the islamic month of ramadan ends. they believe tensions will be rising. there is some difference of opinion within the u.s. intelligence community how much of this is just about yemen and how much is about the region as a whole, but no difference that it is very serious. >> the 3rd and 6th of august. those are critical
of us know this is the true place, the mother ship. [applause] so i wanted to start this morning by paying tribute. the reality tv rush hour-free zone, which is one of its appeals. now, i can't claim and i am not a true native chataquan like many of you, that go back four, five, seeven six generations. in fact, i grew up outside of boston, massachusetts. i am a patriots fan. admittedly behind enemy lines here in buffalo bills territory. but i was born in buffalo general hospital. so, mr. president, i'd like to apply again for citizenship in chaw tack qua nation. -- chautauqua nation. i'm pleased to be discussing diplomacy. i'm glad that chautauqua has decided to spend some time talking about this venerable art, sometimesis understood, stiemsma lined, but always important as diplomacy. i'm a former career american diplomat. i served five presidents between my first job. i was the lowest ranking person in the u.s. government. i was an intern at our ambassador in mauritania in west africa in 1980. until my last job as undersecretary of state in 2008. and you now have the privilege o
. this is special report. >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. the russians are warning us off. syria is promising chaos if we do it, but president obama tonight is said to be considering a military response to the latest chemical weapons attacks in syria. we have fox team coverage tonight. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon. but we begin with chief white house correspondent, ed henry on the politics of the syria crisis both here and overseas and where we are right now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening. they believe that not only that chemical weapons were used but that they can pin it on the sire yan -- syrian government. secretary john kerry flatly declared president obama believes there must be accountability for the use of what he called the world's most heinous weapons. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear. the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> reporter: kerry's strong response came as u.n
'll hook you up. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us the next hour. okay. when japanese pilots turned to kamikaze attacks in world war ii it was meant to not be only effective in a direct sense, but also terrifying. the piloted aircraft used as a missile could obviously do great direct damage to whatever it hit. the psychological effect of being up against an enemy who would do that, a military that would expect its own men to deliberately kill themselves, was also just meant to terrorize, to make their enemies believe there was nothing they wouldn't do, no lengths they would not go to. when iran and iraq went to war with each other in 1980, a war that stretched on for almost the full decade of the 1980s, the iranian side used human beings, masses of human beings to clear minefields, to walk out into mined areas, setting off the mines killing those people in the process but clearing for others to pass through the same area safely. they used swarms of humans often unarmed, untrained young boys to physically swarm over armed enemy positions. it was the human wave tactic. it was e
. all were feared an imminent attack, the u.s. has evacuated embassy staff out of yemen, a flying them on board a military plane. calling it a coup, senator john mccain becomes the first u.s. representative to call the ousting of mohammed morsi in egypt a coup. in iran, the new president says he is determined to resolve the impasse with the west over iran's nuclear program. he has signaled that he is ready to sit down for negotiations. orion officials have flown to spain to discuss the future of the convicted child rapist and spain. he was refused bail. he was pardoned in morocco to public outrage. stay tuned for more. >> welcome back. we are discussing the world terror threat. our guest is president of the observatory of the black gulf and mediterranean seas. a fellow and researcher, a specialist on afghanistan, pakistan, and al qaeda. joining us is a fellow on the middle east. thank you for staying with us. from hartford, connecticut, we have scott bates, president of the center for national policy. and by satellite from london, he was just speaking at the first debate, he is with th
@%n't forget to a record the show if you cannot catch us live. have a great night, and we will see right back here tomorrow. ♪ ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. thank you for being with us. washington has become an end to the logical wonderland where the obama administration seems to be more obsessed with semantics and sentence construction than in the capture or killing of terrorists. washington taking pettiness and irrelevancies to new heights while dismissing any sense of proportion when it comes to a radical islamists and the war and terror of. and for all of that, this was a red letter day. president obama's mantra that al qaeda is on the run proved wrong yet again. you're looking at pictures of yemen where government officials uncovered a al qaeda plot to capture oil and gas facilities to fire on foreign embassies, the key port. news of the plot breaking as the united states is stepping up its drone attacks there, killing at least 78 terrorists in the southern part of the country. and the broader plot that led to the closings of 19 embassies and facilities in 16 countries s
.n. inspectors get to the scene of an alleged chemical attack in syria as the u.s. considers a military strike. >>> donald trump is accused of cheating thousands of students at trump university. >>> and new evidence about the source of mercury contamination in fish. >>> we begin with the "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> we're gambling with mother nature. >> fire crews race to control a wall of flames. >> an inferno burning is now the size of the city of chicago. >> it's burned more than 200 square miles. it is threatening a reservoir which supplies san francisco with most of its water. >> one man clings to a tree. watch as the truck was washed away. >> u.n. inspectors visit the sites of last wednesday's chemical weapons attack in syria. >> in the administration's view, this is not necessarily whether or not a chemical weapons attack happened. they believe there was one. >> we can't sit still. we've got to move quickly. >> weighing in on the jury verdict that cleared george zimmerman in the killing of florida teenager trayvon martin. >> i think it will be seen
space. >> no. >> and thanks for joining us today. >> good to so you. we wish you a good day. america lives starts right now. bye-bye. and we begin with a fox news alert out of washington, where we do expect to be briefed by the state department on the crisis in syria and what is a growing indication that world powers are ready to act to stop the blood shed. welcome to america live. president obama is keeping in close contact with our allies to determine the next step. the united nations acknowledged some coined of substance was used in last week's attack. the u.s. is prepared to act and moving four navy destroyers in the region. each is capable of caring 90 tomahawk missiles and they have nuclear powered submarines at its disposal. and un inspectors were able to get to the site for a second time. earlier this month they were shot at while they were trying to do their job. this comes as a suspected chemical weapon's attack killed hundreds of people. families were woiped out. in the midst of all of the sorrow, a story of hope. a father was reunited with a son he thought was ki
we are following this hour. >>> u.s. leaders say they're mulling over military action against syria, but that option has drawn a lukewarm response from other allied countries. >>> workers at japan's crippled nuclear plant are failing to stop leaks of radioactive water. nuclear watch explores a crisis that's pushed government officials to take control. >>> u.n. inspectors investigating alleged use of chemical weapons are scheduled to leave syria on saturday. western leaders believe syrian government forces were behind last week's attack that killed hundreds of civilians in the suburbs of damascus. u.s. president barack obama and his allies are considering military action, but they're facing strong opposition. british prime minister david cameron's coalition government proposed a motion that would have authorized british forces to join a strike, but a majority of lawmakers, including members of his own party, rejected the motion. >> the is to the right, 272. the nos to the left 285. so the nos have it. >> it is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the britis
not just the civil rights movement but it reminds us of who we are as americans. >> what is the dream? was delivered right here. imagine what it was like to be here 50 years ago. hundreds of thousands of people came together to be part of a call to action.there were rumors that coming here would be dangerous. there were fears that nobody would show up. in the end, it was a success because people believed in the power of standing for something. that speech by dr. king was not called, "i have a dream." it was called, normalcy never again. it was about opportunity for all people. >> it was about looking forward to where we need to go as a country, which reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from 50 years ago. he said, the future does not belong to those who are fearful of gold projects and new ideas, but it longs to those -- belongs to those who can blend passion and courage. >> in 1963, i was in the mind of god, as my mother would say. my parents, an interracial couple, knew the importance of the message that was delivered here. their marriage in 1958 was illegal in the state where th
to fly. >>> we are back at the top of the hour, but up next, president obama offers a warning on the use of chemical weapons, so now is the red line blurred by red ink? "your money" starts now. >> i am christine romans, and this is "your money." the president has drawn a red line, and there is undeniable evidence syria crossed pb line, but is that red line clouded by red ink? the u.s. is a nation of tired after 12 years of fighting, more than 8,000 coalition deaths in iraq and afghanistan, and 50,000 wounded and the most expensive wars ever, $1.4 trillion spent, and the biggest bills have not yet come due. a harvard study finds the final price tag will be 4 to $6 trillion, and that's after the long-term costs, and considering who is taken into account. so much blood and treasure spilled in afghanistan, and how does the shadow of wars cloud the president's ability to act in syria? >> i think if he does decide to strike, a decision to take precision, limited strikes, and beyond that it will inform his choice as they have made clear to make sure that this is a narrow and contained action an
administration considering how to respond to what it is calling undeniable use of chemical weapons in syria. the secretary of state said the attack was a moral obscenity, and said all signs point to the assad regime. >>> the nation's biggest forest fire is now threating more than 4500 structures in california. >>> the military trial of nidal hassan now in its sentencing phase. he was found guilty of killing 13 people in 2009. >>> students and teachers wrapped up their first day of school in chicago. some parents are complaining students are forced to walk through crime areas in chicago because of school closures. >>> those are the headlines. "consider this" is next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time. and you can always get the latest online at aljazeera.com. ♪ ♪ >>> america inching toward action in syria. president obama, and secretary of state kerry are weighing the options as the world waits. if the u.s. does intervene what would the cost be financially and emotionally, and will americans tolerate another conflict in the middle east. and the owner of the encry
>> damascus allows you and inspectors access to the site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it has little doubt that the assad government carried it out, but russia is warning against jumping to conclusions. also this week, bradley manning request a presidential pardon after being sentenced to 35 years in jail for the biggest leak in american history. plus -- >> we were faced with an ultimatum of the british government to hand back the material or destroy it. >> the editor of the guardian newspaper reveals how he was pressured to destroy files he received from nsa whistleblower edward snowden. the top stories this hour. a look back at the top stories from the last seven days, and the latest on rt. damascus has given you when inspectors access to a site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it is nearly certain the assad government carried this out, a serious response alongside its ally, the uk. >> damascus has agreed to allow the u.n. access to the scene of the alleged attack, but while damascus says it will do its maximum to assure the safety of passage of the
and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, >> at union bank, our relationship managers use their expertise in global finance to help make strategic decisions. we offer tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. i am jane o'briant. u.s. western inspectors are met with gunfire as they try to reach the site of a chemical attack. there is tough talk against the assad regime. >> make no mistake. president obama there must be accountability for those who would use the world most heinous weapons against the world's most honorable people. >> the high-profile trial draws to a close in china. now he also awaits the verdict. animals have long world rushes arctic oceans. oil and gas are moving and. tonight we look at the potential impact. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. a moral obscenity is what the u.s. secretary of state is accusing the assad regime of perpetrating against its own. today he ramped up the pressure by saying the syrian gove
in syria? u.n. inspectors on the ground as the u.s. considers strikes and moscow counsels restraint. >> in china, party leaders urge a heavy hand in deciding the fate of bo xilai. >> and a blast from the past as justin timberlake dominates the mtv music awards last night. >> you when chemical weapons inspectors have interviewed and taken blood samples from the end of last week realm apparent gas attack in syria. he did so in the rebel held part of damascus where they came under fire from snipers. >> the u.s. and allies have been meeting in jordan for what could the a council of war against syria. but china, russia, and countries like brazil are lobbying against military action. >> vladimir putin has told david cameron that the west has failed to provide proof that the asad regime used chemical weapons in the attack. >> the syrian opposition says this is one of two areas where as many as 1300 people were killed in chemical attacks last week. after intense international pressure, syria has granted access to the crowd -- to the site. russian media published an interview with the syria
situations. on every subject. understanding the world. imagine in the world. >> the u.s. weighs in on egypt's crisis, explicitly citing with the army. the leaders supporters prepare a new show of demonstrations. a zimbabwe is on the edge of post electoral unrest. the opposition cries foul and we hear the calls fallen on deaf ears. >> the first-round front-runner , the former finance minister. thank you for watching. restoring democracy. they claimed john kerry, the first of the military's actions. >> a civilian government, they are very concerned about that. >> the brotherhood camps in cairo, despite a government warning. catherine, hello. readying itself for confrontation, has there been reaction to his comments? >> as far as the missing brother who are concerned, what they're calling themselves the pro- democracy camp. critical of the u.s. all along for not saying what happened was a military coup. they have to stop and reconsider the $1.5 billion in military aid. they are now firmly behind the new authorities here. the middle eastern boy is due to arrive in cairo tonight and is going to
, a travel warning is posted for americans overseas. and nearly two dozen u.s. embassies are shut down. in fear of terror strikes planned for today. >>> so far, no violence, but now the question of what to do next. >>> all i saw was a car emerging from the crowd south bound on the boardwalk, just plowing through whomever was in its way. >> out for blood? a driver crashes into a crowded california boardwalk, killing one, and injuring 11 others. why witnesses say it was all done on purpose. >>> i can't wait to see my teammates. i feel like i can help us win. i can help us be a better team. and i haven't seen a lot of my brothers in a long time. >> and a-rod insists he has a future with the yankees. but sources say he'll likely be suspended until 2015, all but ending his career. the official announcement expected tomorrow. >>> we begin today with the unspecified terror threat affecting embassies in u.s. interests overseas. the government knows just enough to be on high alert. not enough to know exactly where an attack will occur. and so 22 embassies and consulates in the muslim world are
. breaking this morning, u.s. warships in position for a possible strike on syria. accused of using chemical weapons, has syria finally crossed a red line? >> it's very troublesome. >> are we on the brink of war? >>> plus in egypt, anarchy on the streets of this key u.s. ally. we're here on the ground and anchoring from the region with all the breaking details. and 50 years later, remembering a day that changed the nation. >> what was at stake that day? >> the future of america. >> was dr. king's dream fulfilled? the powerhouse roundtable weighs in on that and all the week's politics. it's all right here this sunday morning. >> from abc news, a special edition of "this week" with martha raddatz in cairo. and jonathan karl in washington. starts right now. >>> good morning, george is off today. we're reporting from a region on the brink, and all eyes are on syria, where an apparent chemical weapons attack could lead to american military action. here in cairo, we're just 100 miles from the mediterranean sea where u.s. warships are now at the ready. this morning, officials tell abc news that u.s
ahead. president obama has also been in close touch with teeders ---door key leader us of our allies. make no mistake, president obama believes there mississippi be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. nothing today is more serious and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny. thank you. >> i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. just heard secretary of said john kerry giving his first accounts of the crisis in syria. the secretary delivers litany of what they believe is the proof that chemical weapons were used in syria. as important as what he laid out is what when he did not lay out, is a time line of dealing with syria, going after the regimes. what the did lay out there have to be consequences for any action, any chemical weapon used and said the president at some point in time will decide what to do but made it very, very clear the secretary of state believes there will be some type of action used against sirra, but keep in mind, we have u.n. inspectors on the ground, and seemed to indicate that
chemical weapons were used and there must be accountability. also, desperate efforts under way right now to save yosemite national park from an historic wildfire that's already scorched an area the size of chicago. and a rare interview with the oldest justice on the u.s. supreme court. why ruth bader ginsburg said this court is, quote, one of the most activist courts in history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> jarring words by secretary of state john kerry. the white house says there is very little doubt the syrian regime is responsible for that attack and president obama is now evaluating how the united states plans to respond. it all comes on the same day u.n. inspectors, despite sniper fire, managed to visit one of the areas that was hit. those findings are also being reviewed. cnn national political correspondent jim accoosta is working story from the white house. what do you know, jim? >> reporter: as secretary of state john
threaten us, that they are held accountable. >> ifill: and we get his take on race relations in america, following his speech at the lincoln memorial today, 50 years after the march on washington. >> no one can match king's brilliance but the same flame can light the heart of all who are willing to take a first step towards justice. i know that flame remains. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> supported by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: there was a flurry of activity around the world today on what happens next in syria. at the united nations, britain submitted a resolution to the security council condemning syria for an alleged chemical attack, and author
worked full-time with the school, started a small business. i was watching my son being sworn in as a u.s. senator. i cannot contain the tears in my eyes. only in america. i have been a student of american history. him before i came to this country. then, here i just fell in love with the founding documents of this country. i love the constitution. even more, i love the declaration. independenceon of has changed my life. i meditated upon those truths. as a wise -- as i was sharing in my prayer, i believe the reason the declaration of independence and the overitution have lasted 200 years is because they were written on the knees of the framers. those men were seeking revelation from above. a doubt, outside of the bible, those of the greatest documents that have ever been written. [applause] as you look at the declaration, it has a series of grievances to king george. did you know that every one of those grievances were preached from the pulpits of america before they were written on the declaration? it was pastors that were the back door and of the revolution. did you know where paul reve
you for joining us. have a great night. ♪ >> good evening, everybody. thank you for being with us. tonight you're looking at one of the many american foreign outposts shattered by the president because of terrorist threats. this is the u.s. embassy in yemen. it is closed. this is the united states embassy in cairo, also closed. the u.s. embassy in bahrain closed. ninety -- 19 of our embassies or consulates in 16 countries across the middle east and all ordered closed by the obama administration. the obama foreign policy effectively closed for business in the middle east. citing threats from the terrorist groups that the president once declared to be on the run repeatedly during his campaign for reelection. the obama administration ordered the closing of those 19 embassies and consulates throughout the middle east for at least the rest of the week. and that is based on what lawmakers and administration sources are calling increased on-line chatter amongst al qaeda and it al qaeda affiliated groups. fox news confirming tonight that enter subject conversations between al qaeda had an
.n. inspectors in syria has begun investigating claims that chemical weapons are being used in the country's civil war. the opposition forces on wednesday accused the government of using such weapons leading to hundreds of deaths. the u.n. team is focusing on three locations. they include a suburb in the northern city of aleppo where chemical weapons were allegedly used in march. u.n. officials say they've received reports of 13 cases where sarin and other chemical weapons are suspected of having been used. the latest was on wednesday. an anti-government activist says government forces fired rockets loaded with chemical weapons on an opposition stronghold in a suburb of damascus, killing hundreds of people. another activist says more than 1300 people were killed. a government official denies the allegation. syria's state-run news agency quotes the official as saying the opposition is making the claims to disrupt the u.n. inspections. an anti-government activist has asked the u.n. team to inspect the site of wednesday's attack, but the team's movements and actions are being restricted by th
there was a sniper that forced them at one point in time to rey treat. we go to washington. bring us up-to-date. >> reporter: all along in the five days since that chemical attack and the horrific images out of syria to television and computer screens worldwide, the administration from the president down stress any option or retaliation exercised must be of an inter national nature. of we know that john kerry had at least two dozen phone calls with his counterparts around the region and world including the syrian foreign minister on saturday. he spoke with the 4 french and the foreign ministers from a number of gulf states. the united states doesn't want to go this alone and britain has come out foursquare behind some punishment. noy matter how you want to phrase tfrance has a strong statement and germany, the united states and its allies want to broaden the coalition as wide as possible and you will hear him speak to that. >> is there a sense the white house will telegraph their punches or what they may not do. no boots on the ground? >> that has been ruled out by the president spokesm
's foreign ministers denied the government carried out last week's attack, but the u.s. said assad's regime is responsible. >> there is no doubt here that chemical weapons were used on a massive scale. >> hello there, in london, european leaders are reacting to the chemical weapons claims. the french president said his government is ready to punish those responsible, and called for a vote on the issue. >>> plus tens of thousands flee from their homes from flooding, and the noise pollution on the streets of india. >> western powers and now some arab league nations appear to be moving towards military intervention in syria. just in the past hour the white house press secretary made it clear of the administration. >> there is no doubt here that chemical weapons were used on a massive scale on augus august 21st outside of damascus. there is also very little doubt and should be no doubt for anyone who approaches this logically. that the syrian regime responsible for the use of chemical weapons on august 21st, out of damascus. >> we're in washington, d.c. patty, hearing from jay carney very littl
house against the u.s. attacking syria. and the leaders look at military options and an important ally is against intervening with syria with suspected use of chemical weapons and chuck hagel says the united states still hopes to act with other allies. >> our approach is to continue to find an international coalition that will act together and i think you are seeing a number of countries say publically state their position on the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: on thursday british members of parliament voted against involvement in military action. >> the ayes to the right, 272 and nos to the left 285. [cheering] . >> reporter: there were 30 conservatives and david cameron's own party. >> they have not passed a motion and it's clear that the british parliament reflecting the views of the people does not want to see british military action, i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> reporter: and in australia the prime minister said they are confident that chemical weapons were used and that the syrian president bashir assad is responsible but there is time for diplo
us. this is an exceptional time for us as we learn more about how global warming is impacting sea level rise and more specifically what the projections for sea level rise might look like. later this morning you will hear from a group of experts , whichng john englunder puts into historical and current and future perspective what we will be facing over the next few decades and hundreds of years. there is exceptional work already being done to address those issues and i am enormously pleased to see we have such a vibrant audience, great participation, speakers, and great leadership already taking place in this country and we need to work on it further. so with that, i want to introduce you to the former miami dade commissioner cady -- .aty sorenson [applause] >> thank you, dan. it is a pleasure to be with all of you this morning and especially to introduce this distinguished panel. it has been almost three years to the day since the deq visited us in miami dade county, so we nancy hereo have today. now a recovering county commissioner -- i recall speaking about how miami cities are
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